Need to take a break but don’t want to travel far from Austin? Take a staycation to ease your stress from everyday routine. Everyone needs a vacation once in a while, but sometimes the preparation for the trip can be stressful in itself. Packing, long drives, airport transfers, unpacking—these things can add to more stress, especially if you’re traveling with kids, and you don’t need more stress if you’re already tired from the daily grind. If you just want a quick break to rest and relax and don’t want to bother too much about travel preparations, then a staycation is what you need. From the best luxury hotels to several luxury rentals, here are the top spots for a staycation in Austin, Texas.
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This five-star luxury hotel understands what it means to take a staycation and offers rooms with plush linens, bathrooms with lavish furnishings, and of course a large flat-screen TV that comes with Internet streaming service. Fairmont Austin Gold Experience lets you enjoy a resort-style vacation with its seasonally heated pool and comfortable loungers and elegant cabanas by the poolside. Soothe your tired muscles in the hotel’s spa with rooms having floor to ceiling glass windows that give you amazing views of downtown Austin. Enjoy an accommodation that is certainly in the running for best staycation in Austin.
This pet-friendly hotel boasts of Visconti Ristorante, a restaurant, and bar where you can enjoy northern Italian cuisine, wines, and cocktails, and The Veranda, a courtyard reminiscent of an Italian Palazzo where you can have their coffee in the mornings and cocktails in the afternoons. Hotel Granduca Austin has its own spa center and is also near Barton Springs Pool if you want to take a dip in a natural pool. If you want a bit of adventure while on staycation, there’s a hiking trail you can explore nearby.
This hotel, conveniently situated in the heart of the city, offers rooms with lavish furnishings, some of which have wonderful views of the downtown Austin skyline. With an inviting rooftop pool, a spa, a coffee shop, several bars, and three restaurants serving delectable cuisine, you never have to go out and you can enjoy your Austin staycation to its fullest. The elegant rooms and suites at JW Marriott Austin have glass showers, modern furnishings, HD LED Smart TVs and high-speed internet service.
Four Seasons Hotel Austin features a heated saltwater pool, an award-winning spa, and an open-air design fitness center that are perfect for anyone longing for a rejuvenating staycation. Located next to Lady Bird Lake, the hotel exudes a peaceful atmosphere with rooms that have relaxing views of the lake, lush gardens, or the Austin skyline. Enjoy sumptuous meals at the outdoor terrace of TRIO restaurant, or visit the nearby Sixth Street entertainment district for more restaurant options.
This contemporary hotel has inviting rooms with premium mattresses and beddings, cable TV, and luxurious bathrooms, and each room is provided with an iPad, an iPad docking station, and access to free WiFi. You can enjoy fine dining at The Carillon restaurant or have coffee and lighter meals at ether Gabriel’s Café or One Twenty 5 Café. At&T Hotel & Conference Center is next door to the University of Texas at Austin.
This iconic Austin hotel presents an interesting picture of classic architecture and modern amenities combined. Located at the city center, The Driskill’s location allows you to check out local restaurants and visit nearby attractions like Texas State Capitol and the Austin Music Hall. With charming rooms, a restaurant, a café, a bar, and spa, as well as good hotel service, this hotel is ideal for an Austin staycation.
This luxury hotel in the city’s business district offers more than a thousand guest rooms furnished with lavish mattresses, pillows, and beddings, elegant bathroom fixtures, and cozy seating areas affording you views of Lady Bird Lake and the Austin cityscape—ultra-comfortable accommodations for the perfect staycation. Fairmont Austin has a seasonally heated, zero entry swimming pool and a luxury spa where you can get some much-needed pampering. The hotel also has a few restaurants that easily rival the best dining spots in the city.
This boutique hotel offers more than 80 guest rooms, including suites, some of which have seating areas overlooking the hotel’s gardens and rooftop pool area. Have your fill at South Congress Hotel’s dining spots—an American bar and grill restaurant, a Japanese omakase restaurant, and a café and bakeshop—or dine by the poolside café and grab some drinks at the Lobby Bar. For some outdoor activity, take a short trip to the parks in nearby Round Rock and San Marcos cities.
The rooms at Hyatt House Austin Arboretum are perfect for staying in, with their own kitchen, a relaxing seating area, large flat-screen television, and cable TV. This newly renovated hotel has an on-site restaurant and bar, and it is also close to the Domain Shopping area and the Arboretum Shopping where you can find more dining options and shops. For extra relaxation, you can take a dip in the seasonal outdoor swimming pool.
Towering over downtown Austin, this hotel offers guest rooms with modern, top quality furnishings and with wonderful views of the city skyline. Aside from that, Omni Austin Hotel Downtown’s location allows you to explore various attractions in the city, such as different venues with live music, art galleries, theaters, museums, parks, and hiking areas. If you want to stay in, you can unwind at the hotel’s heated pool at the rooftop, sit down for coffee and snacks at the café, and eat a satisfying meal at the restaurant.
Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
Address: 700 San Jacinto Boulevard
Non-smoking throughout Business centre Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Cashless payment available Meeting/banquet facilities Lift Dry cleaning Non-smoking rooms
Still looking for staycations near Austin? Hyatt Regency Austin is a gorgeous luxury hotel offering fantastic amenities and quick access to Austin’s many attractions. Its rooms are spacious and stylish, with amenities like flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, and coffee makers included. An outdoor pool and sundeck offer stunning views of the lake, while an in-house gym, Starbucks, bar and restaurant are also available. If you feel like exploring the rest of Austin, several cultural sites are within walking distance, while the restaurant district is a quick drive away. Some nearby trails are also perfect for hiking or biking through.
Hyatt Regency Austin
Address: 208 Barton Springs Road
Allergy-free room Meeting/banquet facilities Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Vending machine (drinks) On-site parking Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
If you are hunting for plenty of Austin staycation activities, Hampton Inn & Suites Austin-Downtown has you covered. Located in the heart of downtown Austin, this accommodation is within walking distance of several important spots, including Texas State Capitol, Children’s Museum, Shoal Beach, and Austin Convention Center. Right from the impressive lobby you can tell this stay will be great, and the comfy, chic rooms only confirm that impression. Guests can expect gym and pool access, a 24-hour front desk, daily breakfast, and free Wi-Fi, and the place is pet-friendly to boot!
Hampton Inn & Suites Austin-Downtown/Convention Center
Address: 200 San Jacinto Boulevard
Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Salt-water pool Safety deposit box Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Children television networks Fitness centre Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
Choose your own staycation style
You can plan the kind of staycation you want. Whether it’s staying curled up in bed with room service and cable TV or going around the city for a bit of fun and adventure, your idea of the perfect staycation can surely be accommodated by the different hotel options you can choose from in Austin. So go ahead, take a break and have the perfect getaway without having to plan for an extensive trip.
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